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Forum: Commuting 03-11-10, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,464
Posted By gqsmoothie
To the 1st person who responded- thanks for the...

To the 1st person who responded- thanks for the link, but those are quite pricey, anybody know of a rack in the $50 range?
Forum: Commuting 03-11-10, 05:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,464
Posted By gqsmoothie
Need a front rack for my MTB which has shocks and disc brakes

Was looking around for a front rack. All the models I see say that they aren't compatible with disc brakes.

Any suggestions?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-24-10, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,853
Posted By gqsmoothie
I think I will stop by my LBS and see if they...

I think I will stop by my LBS and see if they have these (http://www.blueskycycling.com/product3515_68_-2010-Avid-Juicy-BB7-Disc-Brake-Pads-Organic.htm). If not I guess I'll order them, I just hate...
Forum: Commuting 02-10-10, 06:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 958
Posted By gqsmoothie
Tarwheel, Hello neighbor, I'm in Raleigh as...

Tarwheel,

Hello neighbor, I'm in Raleigh as well. Man, the wind today was to my advantage, I rode from NCSU to downtown, or should I say "the wind carried me to downtown". Riding home is gonna...
Forum: Living Car Free 02-07-10, 12:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,103
Posted By gqsmoothie
The few times that a store employee has told me...

The few times that a store employee has told me that I can't bring my backpack or panniers into their store I tell them that unless they make all the women in the store leave their purses at the door...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-30-10, 09:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,853
Posted By gqsmoothie
Joejack, Ya, my BB7 brakes are so loud when...

Joejack,

Ya, my BB7 brakes are so loud when I brake in the snow that I cringe, dogs start howling, I think windows might even crack sometimes, it's freaking ridiculous how loud they are. They...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-30-10, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,853
Posted By gqsmoothie
Squeaky Avid BB7 disc brakes in the rain and snow

I am sure this has been discussed before, but I think the "search" for these forums is very difficult, I was getting hundreds of pages when I did a few searches for "brakes", "squeaky", etc.

So,...
Forum: Living Car Free 01-29-10, 10:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,003
Posted By gqsmoothie
I find it ironic that there was an advertisement...

I find it ironic that there was an advertisement for Nissan at the top of this page. :rolleyes:
Forum: Living Car Free 01-26-10, 07:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,241
Posted By gqsmoothie
http://www.latinpetroleum.com/new/newsdetail.php?a...

http://www.latinpetroleum.com/new/newsdetail.php?aid=7353&cid=34&content=F&pagename=article&page=1

I think this discovery pushes peak oil back. 513 billion barrels is about 16 years of oil usage...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 01-22-10, 06:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 725
Posted By gqsmoothie
Thanks everyone for your responses. ...

Thanks everyone for your responses.

But....how do you know how charged the battery is? I don't see an indicator that shows a % or if it is fully charged or anything?
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 01-21-10, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 725
Posted By gqsmoothie
I now have the Geomangear Magicshine light and...

I now have the Geomangear Magicshine light and love it, but I do have a few questions, I was gonna call them but just thought I'd post here.

1. Info pack said battery gives 300-500 charges, does...
Forum: Living Car Free 01-19-10, 06:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,494
Posted By gqsmoothie
I am in Raleigh NC, it is flat compared to cities...

I am in Raleigh NC, it is flat compared to cities like Seattle and the Bay Area- and yet nearly nobody rides a bike for commuting/errands/etc. The city is quite spread out though and IMO the cycling...
Forum: Living Car Free 01-19-10, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 601
Posted By gqsmoothie
It's only been a few days since I have been back...

It's only been a few days since I have been back on the bike. Oh man oh man, how good it feels!! It is almost like falling in love again, seriously, to all motorists out there that would probably...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 01-13-10, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 725
Posted By gqsmoothie
Well folks...I bought the Magicshine (and the...

Well folks...I bought the Magicshine (and the helmet mount)!
Forum: Living Car Free 01-13-10, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 601
Posted By gqsmoothie
God damn, I just rode 2.3 miles in 32 degree...

God damn, I just rode 2.3 miles in 32 degree weather and my lungs feel like they are collapsing and my legs can feel it. I used to ride those 2.3 miles without even noticing it!!!! Ahhhhhh..... how...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 01-13-10, 07:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 725
Posted By gqsmoothie
Opinions on a front light I am thinking of buying

I am thinking of buying this light: http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_508964_-1_201632_10000_201634

This is the light that I was using:...
Forum: Living Car Free 01-11-10, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 601
Posted By gqsmoothie
DX Man, I ride a Trek 4300. I just bought a...

DX Man,

I ride a Trek 4300. I just bought a bunch of new stuff for the bike: 2 new armadillo nimbus 1.5 tires, Ortlieb rear panniers, new chain, cassette, and bottom bracket, a pair of butterfly...
Forum: Living Car Free 01-10-10, 07:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 601
Posted By gqsmoothie
Back on the bike after 2.5 years.

I'm so excited to be back to living car free. I was on the bike for about 4 years, then bought a car, sold the car after 2.5 yrs., fixed the bike up and will be pedaling everywhere again starting...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-14-07, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 398
Posted By gqsmoothie
Truing rear wheel with cracks in the rim

I was just trying to true my rear wheel which has about 4 cracks in the rim, they're where the spokes enter the rim. I understand the mechanics of truing but can't seem to straighten it out. Right...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-29-07, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 935
Posted By gqsmoothie
I did a search for "disc rain squeaky" and found...

I did a search for "disc rain squeaky" and found this thread. I have Avid BB7 disc brakes and they work great in the rain but they are sooooo loud. So this is normal, is there anyway to get around...
Forum: Forum Suggestions & User Assistance 05-30-07, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 275
Posted By gqsmoothie
Trying to post an item for sale

I can't seem to get into this forum to post a BOB trailer I'm trying to sell. Anyone know why?

Thanks
Forum: Touring 04-16-07, 08:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,156
Posted By gqsmoothie
The B33 looks like it might work for me. It is...

The B33 looks like it might work for me. It is 235mm wide rather than 170mm for the B17. Does having the springs require much or any maintenance or adjusting? Also, will the b33 attach to the...
Forum: Utility Cycling 04-15-07, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 863
Posted By gqsmoothie
I'm just using the rack unless I have a whole lot...

I'm just using the rack unless I have a whole lot of stuff to carry, then I take off the rack and attach the BOB trailer.
Forum: Touring 04-15-07, 07:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,156
Posted By gqsmoothie
A good saddle for wide hips (already tried the B-17)

Hey all, I have the B-17 and don't really like it. I'm not fat at all but I do have wide hips. Is there a Brooks out there that is especially good for this physique?


Thanks

p.s. I've...
Forum: Utility Cycling 04-15-07, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 863
Posted By gqsmoothie
I really like my BOB. But I just found out that...

I really like my BOB. But I just found out that the new rack I have due to getting disc brakes can't be used when the BOB is attached because the skewer and the bottom of the rack where it attaches...
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